October 27, 2011

Khmer seafood curry

I learnt to prepare this Cambodian seafood curry when I was in Siem Reap (check my previous post for more details about Khmer cooking).

This is the first of a series of three Khmer recipes, as two more will come soon... Meanwhile, I really hope you try your hand at Cambodian cooking and enjoy this delightful curry!

October 24, 2011

Amazing Cambodian markets

We left Cambodia three days ago, and I'm glad to now share with you my best pics taken on Siem Reap and Phnom Penh markets. I put together a couple of slideshows so you can just relax and enjoy...

October 22, 2011

First day in Vietnam...

We hit Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon for the locals) after a 7-hour bus ride from Phnom Penh, Cambodia yesterday, and already got to eat two of my favorite Vietnamese dishes today: Phở bò (rice noodle soup with raw beef) and Bánh xèo, or Saigon sizzling crepe (savoury pancake made of rice flour, tumeric and coconut milk, and filled with pork, shrimps and bean sprouts)... Both lived up to my expectations, can't wait to taste more along our route!

October 21, 2011

A delightful encounter with Khmer cooking

Leaving Cambodia without sharing a few impressions about the local cuisine would be a real shame. Although Cambodian food is little known abroad, I think it certainly deserves to be recognized as much as its Thai and Vietnamese neighbours.

October 17, 2011

Franco-Thai fusion at La Table de Tee, Bangkok

If you happen to be in Bangkok and in the mood for a fancy meal without breaking the bank, I can only recommend you to try La Table de Tee. Tucked in a small street near Lumpini Park, this little gem of Franco-Thai fusion serves a delicate five-course menu prepared by Tee, a discrete 26-year old Thai chef.

We had a great time there again last week, and a very nice chat with Tee himself, who came out of his kitchen to meet us after dinner. I should soon be able to share one of his original recipes on this blog, so you can try your hand at Franco-Thai cooking... In the meantime, I invite you to visit La Table de Tee's website to learn more about Tee's story and his weekly changing menu.

October 14, 2011

Jim Thompson's steamed coconut rice, Bangkok

Each one of my visits in Bangkok has to include a short stopover at the Jim Thompson's House. The famous silk items first drew me to it a few years ago. However it is more for the calm of the place and its restaurant's light cuisine that I come back every time now, especially since the green papaya salad I once ordered came accompanied by a simple yet unforgettable coconut flavoured rice...

October 9, 2011

First stop, first post: Hong Kong

I guess I could have skipped writing about Hong Kong. Because Hong Kong is not just the first stop of our big trip, but also the city in which Tom and I have been living in for the past five years. I was actually not planning on doing a post about Hong Kong in the first place. In my mind, the real adventure would start next week, after this first stop only, which was rather meant to sort out a few last administrative matters and say one more good bye to our family and friends here.